From straightforward narratives of ascents to meticulous self-examination to spiritual reveries, climbing prompts men and women to pour forth essays, articles, and books that are unlike any other field of literature.
Here is an adrenaline-infused collection of some of the finest climbing stories ever assembled. Noted mountaineer and climber Cameron M. Burns and Kerry L. Burns bring together tales of climbers, boulderers, and mountaineers from around the world. These intriguing adventures include Francesco Petrarch's 1336 ascent of Mount Ventoux, Pat Ament's descent into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison with Layton Kor, Josh Lowell's bouldering adventures in Harlem, and much more.
Including stories from: Royal Robbins, David Pagel, Mick Fowler, David Brower, Paul Ross, Jeff Salz, Warren Hollinger, Mike Thompson, Isabella Lucy Bird, James Outram, Leslie Stephen, and Albert L. Ellingwood.
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